After two gratifying projects, the latest offering from Abuja-based artist Jess ETA , folds a range of sounds into a dose of Afro R&B sound beds. Focusing the better part of his 2021 creating the project as the world was wallowing in the throes of the pandemic, he was at a time where he compared his discipline to his desires. Here he dives into introspecting as he questions his existing version and who he wants to be. He replaces woeful soul-searching with upbeat fantasy- creatively searching for a way out creating a plethora of sonically active palates. This album serves as a perfect introduction of Jess ETA to the world
His previously released single “Paralysed” featuring star-studded Psycho YP gave a sneak peek of the romantic direction the project will take as the incendiary track talked about tremulous relationships. The 11 track project features already released tracks including the critically acclaimed “Body On Fire” with stellar appearances from BNXN fka Buju and Inci and “Skata”. While it packs euphoric bursts, numbers such as “Neon” featuring Frya move into the serene valley as they blow up their sonic template. Jess ETA’s production has evolved into a spicy back and forth and this debut project takes the key to highlight the spicy essence of sound he has taken time to fine-tune as he explores the journey of love, loss and redemption.
“Playing With Fire” contains star appearances from Azanti, BNXN fka Buju, and Psycho YP just to mention and has been produced by Benjamz(produced Burna Boy’s African Giant and Gum Body) and Christer( produced Blxckie’s top-charting album B4 Now). His shadowy album cover reflects our consciousness as we try to find ourselves as we traverse through life, Jess ETA is aiming for redemption amid all the soul searching.
Listen to a preview of “Playing With Fire” here https://africori.to/
About Jess ETA
Jess ETA is an emerging artist hailing from Abuja in Nigeria. In 2020 he releases his EP, Balance which accumulated upwards of million streams. He performed at Afrochella this past December to a crowd of 5,000 attendees. Jess ETA is a Nigerian Singer, Songwriter and Producer who makes what he calls an “afro and R&B fruit mix”. He describes his music as ranging from relaxing to exciting. He is the most recent winner of the Audiomack x Afrochella Rising Star Challenge, for which his hit single with Buju and Inci titled “Body on Fire” was the winning entry. Body on Fire had its general release in April 2021 and has since gone on to garner over a million streams